TMZ is reporting that Alistair Overeem filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court today against Golden Glory — the management team he recently split from that handled his business affairs, not the fight team they are affiliated with.
An interesting tidbit is that “The Reem” was paying them nearly double what other managers make for their services. Typically, agents take anywhere between 10-20 percent of a fighters purse, but according to court documents, GG skimmed a whopping 35 percent off the top of each of Overeem’s checks before “The Demolition Man” even paid taxes on the sum. There’s a chance that the amount also included the portion paid out to his Golden Glory trainers, but such was not clarified in the papers that were filed today.
He is also asking the court to void the remaining contract he has with the Dutch-based management group. The fact that he has a lucrative fight with Brock Lesnar at UFC 141 on December 30 is likely the main impetus for him filing now, before he has to cut them a check for the bout.